Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Central New York, USA
Before I realized I had high nitrates in my well water, I got a simple [garden] hose adapter for my sink and ran the hose for refill. I got the water temp adjusted once and used a sharpie to index it on the back side of the faucet - nearly perfect temperature every time.
These days I pre-filter water through a DIY denitrator (an API Tap Water Filter filled with API Nitra-zorb) to remove nitrates, then through an inline activated carbon filter. I do this at the kitchen sink into 5g buckets. For the water change, I use an Eco 396 submersible pump that connects to a garden hose to pump water out of the tank. For the refill, I prep an 18g sterlite bin (I actually have two bins, one inside the other for added strength) the night before with the now room temp filtered water that I preheat with a spare heater... and use the same pump to pump the water back into the tank. Works great.
Tank On, Mike-
60g Marineland Community, Finnex Planted+ 24/7, Silica (pool filter) sand.
10g, 29g, & 37g fry grow out tanks, 110g stock tank.
What came first, the chicken or the egg. It was the egg, but not the egg from a chicken.
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